Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

Life lessons I’ve learnt this week:

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

1. A kitchen sponge (the ones with the green scourer side), is not an appropriate tool to use when washing your car. It’s use results in lots of tiny little scratches that only a re-spray can possibly fix (as I learnt from the giggling car detailer earlier today).

I’m shattered to say that I’m actually not kidding. It happened.

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

2. Never pay your younger brother to wash your car (please see above).

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

3. When a recipe says to grease the pan, then grease the pan. Even if you think you have a super-duper, new, non-stick pan that the rules don’t apply to. Because the rules do apply. And you’ll end up with a pan of 24 delicious mini berry friands that you’ll have to eat out of that pan with a fork.

And that’s just a shame.

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

4. When you’re putting Portuguese tarts into the oven, and your goal is crisp, flaky pastry, it would be a good idea to set the oven to bake. NOT to steam. You know?

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

5. Replacing the raisins in these yummy oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chunks just makes them a hundred thousand million times better (if that’s even possible). You NEED to do this.

Just don’t do all the other things I did, okay? Okay.

Oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies | Butter Baking

  • 110g unsalted butter, softened (1/2 cup)
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ - ½ tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  1. Line a couple of trays with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until combined.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. Turn the mixer onto a low speed, and add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and oats, just until incorporated.
  5. Stir in the chocolate and walnuts.
  6. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop balls of dough on the prepared trays.
  7. Refrigerate the trays for 30 minutes, to ensure the cookies bake up thick.
  8. minutes into the chilling time, preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).
  9. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until the edges are golden and the centres still soft.
  10. Makes 18 small cookies.
  11. Happy baking!

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

15 Thoughts on “Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. So sorry to hear about your car! These look amazing!

  2. Diane C on August 27, 2013 at 3:12 am said:

    That’s sad about your car. Evidently he wanted to get it really clean. Please remind him not to use one of those scrubbers on anything made of fiberglass either, like a shower. It’s in the 90’s here, so I’ll have to wait until cooler weather to give these a try, but they look so delicious. I think I’ll make the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites for now. They are calling me. Thanks so much for your fabulous recipes.

  3. I had to laugh about your Portuguese tart incident! I can totally see myself doing it.
    Sorry about the car. I’m pretty sure a couple of these cookies will take some of the sadness away

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  5. Hi Natasha! Thanks for posting this, our local farmers markets have some amazing walnuts to throw in this recipe. Love to trade recipes with you!

  6. Mm, I think I just found the perfect food gift for Christmas this year! :) Lovely blog.

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  8. I had to adapt the recipe a little because I only had half the amount of butter in the fridge. All went well until I put a whole egg into the mixture. A bit of fiddling with the dry ingredients yielded perfect cookies, thank you :)

  9. Rowena on October 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm said:

    Hi Natasha, just wondering if I could sub almonds instead of walnuts? Thanks

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